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UNIFIL UKRBATT ZIL-131
ChadRach
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 08:02 AM UTC
The ZIL-131 utility truck was deployed in south Lebanon by the Ukrainian Army’s Third Engineer Battalion (UKRBATT) for demining and survey operations as part of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) from 2001 until 2005. The model kit is based on the UNIFIL ZIL-131 number 2951 as seen on Lebanese roads in 2001/2002.



Kit and aftermarket products used for this project:

Trumpeter 01031 Russian ZIL-131
Echelon Decals ECH356099 UNIFIL Registration Plates & Numbers


Sources and documents which helped me building this project are:

Samer Kassis book: 30 Years of Military Vehicles in Lebanon (page 182)
My own photo archives of the UNIFIL ZIL-131

ChadRach
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 08:07 AM UTC
Step 1: Building the ZIL straight out of the box.









ChadRach
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 08:16 AM UTC
Painting/weathering the cabin and painting a base coat on the ZIL:





ChadRach
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 08:18 AM UTC
UN white top coat and chipping effect:

ChadRach
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 08:22 AM UTC
Creating templates for the UN letters:





ChadRach
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 08:26 AM UTC
Weathering and finalizing the details:



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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 08:58 AM UTC
Well done!
Bon travail ça!
bison126
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 06:13 PM UTC
Très beau résultat.
Where did you get the Unifil registration plates?

Olivier
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 07:52 PM UTC
An unusual subject, well presented, i like this subject very much, would like to see more ukranian subjects
flugwuzzi
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 09:06 PM UTC
Great work ... looks nice so far ChadRach.

Cheers
Walter
ChadRach
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020 - 06:40 AM UTC

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Well done!
Bon travail ça!



Thank you




Quoted Text

Très beau résultat.
Where did you get the Unifil registration plates?

Olivier



Merci Olivier, the UNIFIL registration plates can be easily created if you use the Echelon Decals UNIFIL Registration Plates & Numbers set
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/echelon-fine-details-d356099-unifil-registration-plates-and-numbers-set-1--225429



Quoted Text

An unusual subject, well presented, i like this subject very much, would like to see more ukranian subjects



I've got at least two other Ukrainian UNIFIL projects in my todo list



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Great work ... looks nice so far ChadRach.

Cheers
Walter



Thank you Walter
ChadRach
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020 - 06:48 AM UTC
Mostly done work on the UNIFIL ZIL-131, a few details are left to do like the Ukrainian flag logo on the side doors. I'll create a decal for that once I'll build one or more Ukrainian vehicles in Lebanon.


















Now it's time to leave this project for another one
bison126
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2020 - 04:41 AM UTC
Thank you for the tip about Echelon decals.

Olivier